After vowing to remain chaste until marriage, Jane Villanueva learns she's pregnant due to a medical slip-up and has to rethink her future.
Jane the Virgin talks at length about the dangers of hypermasculinity, the issues surrounding motherhood and the myths surrounding virginity. This is a show that touches on many different topics, strives for diversity, and challenges many of our norms.
A more scholarly article discussing toxic masculinity and it's history.
Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity. Through his Ted Talk, Baldoni does an incredible job at explaining toxic masculinity in a way that people who have not studied Gender Studies can understand. He touches on family, marriage, insecurities, and many other topics that are labeled as topics acceptable for men to discuss.
Jane the Virgin has taken TV by storm. Not only is The CW series' concept — a young woman is accidentally artificially inseminated, despite being a virgin — extremely addicting, but lead actress Gina
Does representation matter? Jane the Virgin is a show that represents many communities and many identities. I am interested in the influence of representation specifically around toxic masculinity. The conversation and the change that can come from representation.
We continue to see the damaging effects of toxic masculinity. What does non-toxic masculinity look like? Is there non-toxic masculinity? I plan to use this as a resource for how to move forward in dismantling toxic masculinity and beyond.
Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni, want's America to have a new discussion about masculinity and fatherhood. In the show, fatherhood is a theme that is constant in the show and is always present. I think that it is important to have the examples of the show but also beyond the screen.
This article focuses on the work Justin Baldoni has done to challenge Toxic Masculinity. He has spearheaded the conversation around Toxic Masculinity in mainstream culture and media.
"My daughter knows it's OK that she feels deeply." On Screen and Off, Baldoni encourages his children to embrace their feelings and learn to navigate them from a young age.
I wanted to juxtapose the talk of Toxic Masculinity with the idea that there may be a non-toxic masculinity. I plan to explore this idea through the examples found the in the series along with Baldoni's work and responses to his work.
This link is for an online web series that Baldoni started with other stars and influencers to start the conversation about Toxic Masculinity and the effects that it has on men and boys.